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Basal cell carcinoma of the skin with areas of squamous cell carcinoma: a basosquamous cell carcinoma?
  1. J de Faria

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    The diagnosis of basosquamous cell carcinoma is controversial. A review of cases of basal cell carcinoma showed 23 cases that had conspicuous areas of squamous cell carcinoma. This was distinguished from squamous differentiation and keratotic basal cell carcinoma by a comparative study of 40 cases of compact lobular and 40 cases of keratotic basal cell carcinoma. Areas of intermediate tumour differentiation between basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma were found. Basal cell carcinomas with areas of squamous cell carcinoma may be called basosquamous carcinoma.

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